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Public Policy Program for Executives

Public Policy Program For Executives (P3E)

The 1st Meetup of the 3rd Edition of Public Policy Program for Executives was organized in Mumbai from 17th to 19th Jan 2020. The cohort comprises of 51 bright delegates from diverse professional and educational backgrounds. Most of them have 5 or more years of work experience.
The meetup started with a powerful inaugural lecture on ‘Transformational Leadership’ by Dr Anil K Khandelwal. It was followed by a paradigm-shifting session on ‘Idea of Development’ by Dr R Balasubramaniam, ‘Introduction to Indian Constitution’ by Sh. Raghava Pandey, ‘Foundations, Stakeholders & Institutions’ and ‘Policy, Politics & Paradoxes’ by Sh. Raghava Krishna and ‘Case Studies on Policy in Indian Context’ by Sh. Kumar Subham.


Policy BootCamp 2020

Applications for the Policy BootCamp 2020 are open now

Policy BootCamp is a 14-day residential program focused on public policy and governance, leadership, and nation-building. It serves as a launchpad for aspiring public leaders, and policy enthusiasts who are specialists in their respective fields


Rashtram Accelerator - Applications Open!

Rashtram Accelerator 2020-21

An initiative by VIF, Rashtram School of Public Leadership aims to nurture and mentor the future public leaders of India. Take part in the nation building process and become a public leader. Applications to #RashtramAccelerator are now open!


Shobit Mathur, Hon. Executive Director, VIF writes on the ‘How the model of our ancient takshila university can help us form modern-day leadership schools’ for India Today

Shobit Mathur, Hon. Executive Director, VIF writes on the ‘Are leaders born or made? How we need to envision public leadership Schools’ for Hindustan Times

Paras Ratna, Research Associate, VIF writes on the ‘Dancing with the elephant: Toward a coherent Indo-Pacific Framework?’ for Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI)

Shobit Mathur, Hon. Executive Director, VIF writes on the ‘Need To Rethink Higher Education In India: Staying Ahead In Uncertain Times’ for

Shyam Krishnakumar, Consultant, VIF and Titiksha Vashisth, Research Associate writes on the ‘Are we ready to use drones to map India’ for The Indian Express

Paras Ratna, Research Associate, VIF writes on the ‘The elusive narrative: Aung Suu Kyi and the international media for Deep in the Sea


VIF Research fellows have participated in Vikasa- Self unfoldment and Leadership retreat happened in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from 26th December 2019 to 2nd January 2020. The retreat was jointly organized by Anandi foundation and Vision India Foundation. Sessions on Leadership lessons through Mahabharata have been conducted by Sri Aadinarayanan Ji throughout the retreat. Other sessions on Astronomy, Sustainability, ecology and health with Indic lenses were highlights of the retreat. VIF fellows have also conducted a few sessions.


Kanaram Ruparam Choudhary

He completed his graduation in Pharmaceutical Science from ICP Pune & is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration from VMOU Rajasthan. He is working with Political Edge as Engagement Manager. His work involves mapping client requirements, coordinating teams of field and digital media, and ensuring the quality of deliverables. He has a growing interest in farming and politics.
He has actively worked on the ground for Rajasthan Assembly Election, Lok Sabha 2019, and recently concluded Maharashtra assembly election. He is also working in the capacity of a zonal council member of Rajasthan zone in the Alumni Committee of Vision India Foundation.

Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
VIF program attended: Policy BootCamp 2018

At VIF we continue to maintain our focus on building the future leaders of our country – young change agents who are sincere and committed to nation-building. We will keep you posted about the happenings from our end. Thank you for the continued support.